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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama teams up with Clintons over health-care reform

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Obama enlists rivals over health care US President Barack Obama teamed up with his one-time rivals Bill and Hillary Clinton to highlight the benefits of his health-care ... to allay fears and reduce confusion, Obama urged Americans to tune out naysayers and inform themselves directly by reading the website health care.gov before signing up for affordable care ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    With fewer grand projects, Hong Kong can afford its health care bills

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... projects, HK can afford its health care bills In his Sunday Morning Post column yesterday, Jake van der Kamp called for a pin. He is not, so far as I know, going into business as an acupuncturist. ... health care for Hong Kong's growing army of old folk. Tax changes would be needed to plug the gap, warned one of the government's fiscal advisers. This is no surprise. In his budget ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Specialist care is under way for 100-week waiting list

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by ALEXANDER CHIU

    ... Alexander Chiu Demand keeps growing, and a tendency to seek help beyond primary health care doesn't help Specialist care is under way for 100-week waiting list To many Hongkongers, specialist services at the Hospital Authority offer the health care their families rely on. Therefore, timely access to such services is a contentious social and political issue. The problem ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must consider using its reserves for health care

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Elder health care and our reserves The government has been relying on an official estimate of the rising health-care costs of an ageing population that turns out to be far ... or about HK$570 billion, would leave about HK$700 billion to be set aside for health-care and welfare needs. Where there is a socially divisive wealth gap, an ageing population compounds it. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Drug company bribes hurt China's health care system

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says rampant unethical practices raise prices and lower the quality of medical care China can lower health care costs by stamping out drug company bribes ... care and it harms doctors because it alters the quality and character of their care. In addition, it hinders the proper functioning of the health care system in the country and increases drug ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Inefficient health care systems fuel inflation, inequality

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 07:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... and add to that an unhealthy lifestyle … people start paying for health care and become bankrupt. It’s the case in the United States, in China and in Mexico,” said Frenk. In Mexico, medical costs ... lifestyles leading to chronic diseases, poverty and humanitarian crises, and inefficient health care systems, he said. Hong Kong faces the further issue of inequality. A study by Oxfam Hong Kong ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... a book about the digital revolution in health care. He said he believed the science was moving so quickly that many gadgets would be in commercial use within five years. "The way a car works ... medical history to inject under the skin, a camera pill to search the colon for tumours, and the technology, made by Proteus Digital Health, that Snodgrass has been using. That system is being ...

  8. IHC bolsters health care presence throughout Asia

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 05:47pm by Michelle Phillips, Christina Liedke, Stacey Johnson, Joonyoung Kim and Laleh Larijani

    ... services, International Healthway Corporation (IHC) is beefing up its expertise as an integrated health care solutions provider to tap into the region's fast-growing wellness sector. Listed ... IHC seeks to penetrate Asia's emerging markets with its professional health care services and mixed-use property developments. Providing supporting services that enhance a patient's ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    A look at the latest gadgets that keep track of your health and fitness

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Jeanette Wang

    ... health) market; the rest is made up of health care applications. Connected devices include cardiac monitoring, blood-sugar monitors for diabetics, multiparameter trackers, and others such as sleep ... app receives the data and offers oral health care tips in return, such as how long to spend in each corner of the mouth, alongside news headlines. The app can also be used as a remote control ...

  10. Community focus vital to future care, says top health care official

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Nurses should be trained with more emphasis on community care as an increasing number of people suffer from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. This was the major idea a representative from Hong Kong's nurses brought to the World Health Organisation, and it is a concept the WHO adopted as one of its global strategic guidelines from 2011 ...




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